Random Notes

Music I Like: Charm of Finches (2014–)

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Microsoft Asking Developers to Add Edge in Site Compatibility List

Last week I got a very curious email in my inbox. It supposedly came from Microsoft and was a report about Code::Stats’s compatibility on Edge and what modern browsers it suggests as a replacement for Internet Explorer. I will quote the key parts:

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Code::Stats Stickers for Sale Again

After setting up AhlCode and figuring out the taxing and accounting, I’m able to start selling Code::Stats stickers again. Read on to find out the specs!

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AhlCode and the Future of Code::Stats

On the 11th of May I set up a sole proprietorship with the name AhlCode. It is meant to legitimise and properly handle any income coming from my side businesses. The main aim at this point is to get some money back to compensate the server costs of things I host. But I wouldn’t complain if it resulted in some little profit also.

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Elixir: Time for Some Configuration

Configuring Elixir applications is a common problem point for new developers and I’ve seen many questions about it in the community chats. So I thought to write down my knowledge in case it helps anyone.

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Blocked in China

Screenshot from website showing codestats.net is not accessible from China

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Pure TypeScript Setup for Simple Projects

I’ve long had certain issues with modern web development, and I even wrote a little tool of my own to help me manage such an environment. So I look for ways to minimise the complexity of my setups while still maintaining some modern conveniences. Now I’ve started to use a setup that relies on TypeScript and modern browsers’ builtin features. This is a very minimal setup consisting just of TypeScript, plain CSS, and maybe a tiny build script.

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Blog Moved to New Server, Mebe Refactoring

After moving Code::Stats to its own server, the old Online.net box this blog was running on was going to waste, and more importantly, wasting my money. So I got a new tiny box from Hetzner and finally got over to dumping the blog on it. But of course I had to use the opportunity to also refactor it a bit…

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Alt Text for Text: Accessibility of Unicode Content

Unicode contains a lot of great and useful things. And as things tend to go, people find creative uses for them. It’s currently trendy to use some of Unicode’s special characters for “font effects”, (assuming you have good font support, you should see cool double struck letters reading “like this example”). There are easy converters available for finding out the best styles.

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Node.js Profile Processing Taking Forever

I was doing some Node.js V8 profiling work at the office near the end of the day and noticed my profile processing was taking a long time. I figured it is just processor intensive and left it running for the day while I went home. To my surprise, the next day it was still running! htop showed me it had accumulated 12 hours of CPU time and was still not finished. This led me to track down a related issue and how to fix it.

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